September 16-19, 2024
Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta  |  Austin, Texas USA

Join us for the 2024 Model Contracts Workshop being held in Austin, Texas!

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The Model Contracts Workshop is a vital component of the organization's acclaimed model contracts service, providing an annual forum for meaningful participation and feedback on AIEN model forms and a vibrant opportunity for networking within the global energy industry.

This year’s agenda includes interactive sessions designed for both experienced and aspiring negotiators exploring various aspects of existing AIEN agreements, models in development and initiatives relating to contract standardization within AIEN’s expanded energy scope. Knowledgeable industry practitioners will share their extensive experience negotiating AIEN agreements and discuss commonly encountered issues and key provisions.  

Topics will include:

  • Rollout of new AIEN LNG Sale & Purchase Agreement
  • Gas Sales Agreement - Revision of the 2006 Version
  • The Continuing Role of Model Contracts in an Evolving Energy Landscape
  • The US and the World: The Evolving Position of the US in the Energy Markets on Global Politics and Economics
  • Liability Regimes in the New Energy Space
  • Focus on Hydrogen – Hydrogen Sale and Purchase Agreement & Hydrogen Joint Development and Operating Agreement
  • Similarities and Differences in the Energy Development and Transition in Asia, Africa and Latin America: The Role of Model Contracts
  • New Frontiers: How Developing Economies are Tackling the Energy Trilemma
  • From Traditional to Transitional: Negotiating the New AIEN Model JOA
  • Financing Energy Projects: From Self-Funding to Project Financing
  • New and Future AIEN Model Contracts – What’s Next?

Workshop Co-chairs
Alan J. Alexander, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
João Oliveira, Senior Legal Counsel, bp
Kristie Tice, Supervising Counsel, Chevron New Energies
Kelly Ripley, GM Commercial CCUS, Shell Oil Company

Continuing Education Credits
AIEN is an accredited sponsor approved by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE. The number of MCLE credit hours awarded for the Model Contracts Workshop are still being determined.